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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-05 11:48
Viewed: 2937
Points: 22
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Saturnia pavoniella
(Scopoli, 1763)

Saturnia pavoniella is a moth of the Saturniidae family. It is found in the alpine regions of Austria, Italy (including Sicily) and the Czech Republic across south-eastern Europe to northern Turkey and the Caucasus. It is possibly also present in south-eastern France.

Range in EuropeThe wingspan is 45-70mm for males and 50–95 mm for females. Adults are on wing from February to June. In northern Greece they are mainly found in May.

The larvae feed on a wide variety of plants. Recorded foodplants include Rubus, Prunus spinosa, Crataegus, Quercus, Carpinus, Betula, Salix, Erica, Vaccinium, Spiraea, Filipendula, Lythrum, Potentilla, Rosa, Calluna and Hippophae. In northern Greece the preferred hosts are Rubus ulmifolius and Pyrus amygdaliformis.

source Wikipedia

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 2/30 sec
F-Stop: f/13.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2011-04-04 18:08
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light not detected
File Size: 277 kb

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2011-04-05 12:20]

Hi Sergio
What a great shot of this lovely moth!
Great details and excellent colors!!

Ciao Sergio,
non ho parole di fronte a tale bellezza e perfezione.
Bellissima !
complimenti anche per le note , grazie
Ciao Vanni

Hi Sergio,

Absolutely fabulous image of this Moth, lovely detail throughout and pin sharp, congratulations on a job well done,
Best Regards,


Hello Sergio,
Very sharp details, great light and exposure. I like the colours and details on the antennae, beautiful moth,
Thanks for sharing,

Impresionante belleza que captaste de manera casi perfecta. La luz increíble.
Un excelente trabajo Sergio: enhorabuena !
Josep Ignasi.

Hi Sergio
Belle présentation ,les couleurs et la netteté sont très bonnes, belle composition
J'apprécie tes beaux papillons
au revoir et merci....JP

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2011-04-05 19:02]

Bonsoir Sergio,

Great macro shot well exposed and well composed. You managed beautifully the exposure despite the bright BG. Excellent image and TFS.


Hi Sergio,
Amazing moth! We have a butterfly in North America we call a Buckeye thats close to this. Great focus and oh what details. I love it.

Ciao Sergio,
very nice capture of this beauty, with sharp details, brilliant colour and great BG,
TFS, regards,

Hello Sergio,
Bravo, beautiful composition with a wonderful butterfly. perfect sharpness, beautiful colors.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-06 6:27]

Extraordinary moth with beautiful patterns and colors, captured well. tfs.

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